Another update of Yorrik's Abhuman Guard army:
"My cycle seems to be "forget about these guys for a few months, then
polish off a squad or two." Right now I'm working on the Penal Legion.
When picking them back up I noticed that my initial skin technique (lots
of paint mixing between purple, pink, and white over the course of
seven or eight layers) was simply too time consuming. So I developed a
compromise technique that delivers a much less rich skin tone, but at a
quicker pace. I do like that their skin comes out more pale and sickly,
though the old technique has far more depth and richness. In these
pictures it's hard to tell, but the second fellow from the right has the
first, more time-consuming recipe. On the table they'll all look like
pale freaks, though, so I guess overall it's a win.
Hoping to get the first five Veteran Guardsmen done soon. Their skin has
been painted (using the same technique) but now I'm struck with some
important decision-making. As they wear scavenged armor to a greater
degree than the regular foot trooper, I have to actually map out what
the PDF uniform might have been, so I can replicate it on the minis. "